Dr. Taglialatela earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Furman University in Greenville, SC. She went on to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Georgia State University. Before coming to Kennesaw State University as a faculty member in 2006, she was a Project Manager at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.
Dr. Taglialatela teaches courses in the department's research core in addition to the Learning and Behavior course and the Senior Seminar Capstone.
Dr. Taglialatela has served as the Department’s General Education Coordinator since fall 2020. In this role she supervises and mentors part-time and limited-term faculty teaching across the curriculum and supervises the Department’s 1101 Introduction to Psychology course, which is an option for students to take as they satisfy USG’s General Education Requirements. Additionally, she has served as the Chair of the Research CORE since fall 2020. The Research CORE is composed of faculty who teach PSYC 2500, 3000, and/or 4100 (Research Methods in Psychological Science, Applied Statistics in Psychological Science, Advanced Laboratory in Psychological Science, respectively).
Dr. Taglialatela’s previous research interests include attention and executive function, human factors, and aspects of comparative psychology. Currently she focuses on utilization and efficacy of conservation education displays in informal learning centers, program evaluation, and the scholarship of teaching and learning with an emphasis on cognitive principles in faculty pedagogy and student strategies. Dr. Taglialatela has published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition; Environmental Education Research; Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; the International Journal of Primatology, and Linguistics and the Human Sciences.
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